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Old 11-24-2017, 02:25 PM   #1
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Let's play... What is my Engine??

I'm a little confused on what engine I have. I can't find a data plate. 1985 ward body on a Chevy. Vin says 350, and wiki says 366.
It is a short bus with a hydro lift right behind the entry door. The seats were already pulled when I got the bus, so I'm not certain on the passenger capacity.

I feel a little silly for even being lost on this. I will say the carb we pulled off was a 2 barrel. Rochester was the brand. Doing a rebuild on the carb now.

I just want to make sure I'm buying the right parts. Help a noob out!

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Old 11-24-2017, 03:40 PM   #2
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Any chance you could post a photo?

I have a 366 in a 5 window '81 GMC. It's excelent, but I wanted a diesel and moved on.

It's hard to say from your description with a two barrel. Photos gooooood!
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Here are some pics. I added them as attachments.
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Of the engine!
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Face palm!! Sorry about that. I'll get some engine pics when I get home.
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the 366 was the most common on full size busses, however a 350 was optional for the lower GVWR versions of that truck.. if its a C5 or C6 series then a 350 was standard.. if its a C5 series then the 366 was Not available.. in C7's the 366 was standard and 350 not available.. I couldnt see the 'C' number on the side of the hood in your pics to see what you have.

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great looking shortie either way!!!
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You should use the numbers off of the carburetor to get the right rebuild kit.
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It shouldn't be that hard to put a four barrel on it. The two barrel was making me thik it might be the 350, but that still doesn't make sense power weise for that large of a vehicle. I'd bet it's the 366 as Chris said.

Then again I have a shorty with a 300ci inline six thats probably a two barrel. It had a hard time going 55 on flat ground but was ok in town.
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